This course will provide the knowledge and skills to either manage an IT project or be an effective, valuable member of the project team. It covers the fundamental steps in any project lifecycle and also addresses the necessary people skills such as effective negotiation, conflict resolution, leadership and team building.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Plan, baseline and control an IT project effectively.
Understand how to identify, manage and control change throughout an IT project.
Identifying and controlling risks.
Estimating and managing pitfalls.
Know how to use the project management essential tools and disciplines.
Make successful cost/schedule/performance trade-offs.
Quality management and customer expectation management.
Identify and control risks.
Communicate effectively and carry out dynamic presentations.
Effectively lead & develop a project team.
Get win-win outcomes through assertiveness, empathy and principled negotiations.
Explain principled negotiation and conflict resolution.
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for:
This course is for Senior system administrators who wish to learn more about Linux diagnostic and troubleshooting.
Project managers and Project Directors
Project team members wishing to move into project management roles
Senior line managers of project staff
Technical and engineering staff wishing to develop skills in managing projects
Procurement and contract management personnel
Day-1 Overview of Project Management
Definition of a project
Defining the five key stages of any project
The key characteristics of all projects
Understanding the key terms and stages
Defining key project stakeholders
Day-2 Management of the Project
How the project manager is selected?
The key attributes of a project manager
The responsibilities of the project manager
The dedicated project team
Identification and analysis of key stakeholders
Day-3 The Project Lifecycle, Planning & Control
The importance of project planning and communication
Understand the elements of a project scope
Developing a Work Breakdown Structure
Establishing the project schedule and baseline
The typical constraint that affects projects
Day–4 Project Execution & Managing the Schedule
Introduction to GANTT charts and building a viable schedule
Effective techniques of estimating work
Understand the Critical Path Methods and applying PERT
Methods and techniques to avoid project scope creep
Tracking progress and dealing with schedule variances
Day-5 Dealing with Changes, Risk and Project Handover
Understand the importance of change management in projects
Developing a project risk matrix
The importance of effective project reporting
How a project ends
Project handover and close down of the project
Day-6 Staying Focused and Leading the Project Team with Conviction
Adapting your personal style of leadership
Developing a vision and motivating your team
Implementing a robust and viable communications plan
Setting direction and agreeing Critical Performance Indicators
Deal with contradicting needs between the customer, project manager and project team
Day-7 Measuring Schedule, Costs and Earned Value Management
Scheduling tools and techniques
Validating the schedule
Managing change within the project
The importance of a good cost/schedule baseline to measure performance against
The tools and techniques for using Earned Value Management
Day-8 The Importance of Stakeholder Management
Stakeholder definition and analysis
Determination of relevance of stakeholders
The keys to effective influence and persuasion
Day-9 Managing Risks and Quality
Risk management planning
Identifying project risks
Performing risk analysis
Risk response monitor and control
Controlling project quality
Day-10 Site Visit
Arrange site visit to one enterprise selected by the Trainer.